Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Fragments

It's Friday, and I can't remember having looked forward to one this much in a long time. For some reason, this week has just taken it's toll on me, and I'm ready to try again next week!

But, since it is Friday, that means that it's time for Friday Fragments from Mrs. 4444. I think this is a great idea - as I've said before. You know, random thoughts/etc that don't make their own post? So, here goes.
First of all, I was on my way to work this morning and my eye suddenly itched. I scratched it, and then realized that I didn't have any mascara on. Actually, I didn't have on any makeup! I've only been getting ready in the mornings with makeup for well over a decade - how'd I manage to do that? Fortunately, I had some powder stuff in my purse, so that, along with my lip gloss, will have to do! I'm going to blame Cindy for waking me up too early!
As I've said, I'm back to going to the gym. A normal work-out is 45 min. on the Elliptical, misc. strength training, and then 30 minutes on the bike. I haven't seen a big difference yet, but hopefully once I get batteries for my scale it'll show me some progress.
I pulled up my DVR last night - I have 3 hours of recordable time available. Do you know what this means?? That I have 97 hours of TV shows recorded. I need some veg-out time!! Who would have thought I could have gotten too busy to be watching McDreamy??
I keep little toys, etc on my desk for clients to amuse themselves while I'm entering information, or to keep their kids busy. Farther away from clients, and closer to me, I have a match box race car that my company sponsors. It's not within reach of clients. This week I have had several people reach across, pick it up, and "Can I have this?" Er, NO! "Why not?" Because it's mine, they are limited collectibles, and I won it fair and square! Almost enough to make me put it away.

And, while we're talking about that, how rude is it for someone to hover over my desk while I'm on the phone? I can't tell you how much it grates on me. You wouldn't want me discussing your personal business while someone was eavesdropping, would you? I so often tell clients, "Please have a seat in our waiting area and I'll be with you as soon as possible." "Oh, no, I'm fine, but thanks." I usually end up putting my first client on hold, going into the break room and picking up there! Again, grrrr.
This weekend is the banquet for the Drag Strip, and I'm looking forward to it. Annette is coming to go as my date, so it'll be awesome to get to spend some time with her. Next weekend - tubing!


Mandy said...

Loved your fragments. Have a great weekend!

Mrs4444 said...

Your clients sound just like my students. In the beginning of the year, I say, "Raise you hand if you would like to give me permission to go to your locker whenever I feel like it and go through your stuff." They start to raise their hands but quickly take them down. Then, I say, "See this desk, here? Consider it my locker. Leave it alone, please." Maybe you should make a similar sign for behind your desk.!